An extraordinary celebration of female courage and determination. When the celebrated British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed is not performing with Radiohead and Lee Scratch Perry, her own music is ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’. A suite she created for the Southbank’s Women of the World festival, with six movements inspired by some of Ahmed’s heroes: Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, the suffragettes, the Saudi film-maker Haifaa al-Mansour, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges and saxophonist Barbara Thompson, performed with the full 13-piece ensemble Polyhymnia is a tribute to these inspiring women. Her last album garnered rave reviews and made many ‘Best of 2017’ lists around the world, this is one to watch!
Tickets: £15 (students and under 26s £6) from www.hulltruck.co.uk.